Dr Ryan M. Niemiec

Ryan is a licensed psychologist who has developed a special focus on positive psychology, mindfulness, and behavioral health. He is co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths, emphasizing VIA character strengths. The third edition of his first book, Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology, is due this fall. Dr. Niemiecis Associate Editor of the APA journal PsycCRITIQUES.

As VIA Institute on Character's Education Director, Dr. Niemiecdevelop science-based applications of the research on the VIA Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues, and educate psychotherapists, coaches, and other practitioners.